Cold and Flu Research and Studies Directory
Researchers often study colds and the flu to find out more about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention of both. Clinical trials let participants try out experimental therapies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cold and flu research, studies, and trials work and how to find out more.
Flu in Older Adults
Learn the facts about flu in older adults, including strategies for prevention and treatment.
Complications of the common cold
The common cold is usually no cause for concern, but it can sometimes lead to other infections that require a trip to the doctor.
Do you know how you might feel with flu symptoms? Learn more about the symptoms of flu and what to expect.
Pregnancy and the Flu
WebMD explains the risk of flu during pregnancy and tells you how to prevent and treat this illness to minimize problems.
Cold and Flu Tips to Help You Stay Well
Small children can get six to 10 colds a year. How do you keep everyone else in the family healthy when one child is sick? These tips can help you brave the cold and flu season.
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
Surveys show that Americans suffer a billion colds each year. Here are ways to avoid becoming one of those miserable statistics.
Prevent Flu: Healthy Habits Beat the Virus
To prevent flu, stick with a healthy lifestyle to boost your immune system.
Prevent Flu: Steer Clear of Sick People
WebMD shows you how to prevent the flu, including swine flu, by washing your hands, avoiding those who are sick, and more.
Myths & Facts about the Common Cold
The common cold comes with common annoyances. Get the myths and facts about how to cure a cold and what really helps prevent cold symptoms from getting you down.
Video: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
A step-by-step guide to make your own hand sanitizer when there’s a shortage.
Video on How to Decontaminate When Coming Home
Take these precautions if you’ve spent time outside the home, potentially exposing yourself to COVID-19.
Video: How to Stock Your Kitchen for an Emergency
What items should you keep on hand in an emergency?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Immune-Boosting Foods
See foods that may help build your immune system to help you stay healthy and fight illness. Featuring nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and more.
Slideshow: Pictures of Cold & Flu Symptoms, Treatments
Parsing the difference between a cold and flu isn't so easy. WebMD's slideshow explains how to tell the difference - and how to treat your symptoms.
Slideshow: Soothe a Child's Cold or Flu
Does your child have the cold or flu? See how to ease your child's cold or flu. Help symptoms like cough, sore throat, and stuffiness.
What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
In the avalanche of new terminology related to coronavirus, you might be hearing about 'silent spreaders' - but what does that term really mean? ...
Coronavirus in Context: How Hospitals Will Prepare for Surge of COVID-19 Cases
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System
Wouldn’t it be nice if eating a particular food could magically protect you against all the nasty bugs floating around? (Even better, if ...
Coronavirus Fears When You Have Diabetes
A couple of nights ago, I did what every scientific expert on COVID-19 virus has warned against: I panicked. After a day spent reading ...
Quiz: The Truth About the Common Cold
The common cold can be uncommonly troublesome. WebMD tests your knowledge on this persistent health enemy by testing you on cold symptoms, cold germs, and cold remedies.
Cold & Allergy Quiz: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
Contagious Disease Quiz: Can You Catch It?
Test your knowledge of contagious diseases with this quiz.
Quiz: Do You Fall For Old Flu Myths?
Do you believe a flu shot can cause the flu? That you throw up with the flu? Take this WebMD quiz to find out just how much you know about influenza.